‘Pandemic time; is an installation presented by Michèle Guevara, a work created in the span of two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we had the therapeutic need to calm down, meditate and ponder about this unique moment in time. In March of 2020, when working remotely from home, the desire to sit and crochet resulted in a daily routine: once a day, sitting to crochet the day’s marker.
Every day, with a different colour of yarn, time was being documented. Each colour represented one day, with no limitations of length. Every day was different. The colour palette somewhat represented the seasons or the day’s mood: a story was told with yarn.
The piece can be appreciated in different ways on various levels. For example, the passage of time is shown in the variations of size and colour in each daily section; every day brings a unique expression; each segment conveys the state of that moment. Every stitch is an instant, a breath.