Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora, runningjokes

work statement

runningjokes is part of an ongoing photo series of in situ “joke” moments found while running. Started back in the early pandemic days of 2020 while seeking comedic relief in the routine, this project directs attention to small moments of place based circumstantial activations, bringing some lightness to the mundane and a different quality of attention to my neighbourhood
environment. Over the years the locations have varied some with travel and moving house, but the project is mainly situated in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding neighborhood where I am based. This video is a curated selection of the larger series; each image included was found while running and captured in situ with no intervention.

artist bio

Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora is an artist/writer of mixed Turkish and settler-Canadian heritage living and working on the territories of the xwməθkwəýəm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations. Yasmine’s practice currently encompasses video, audio scores, collecting/archiving, performance, and writing.