Ji-ryang Cha is an artist interested in those who are both ordinary people influenced by the system and individuals with independent orientations. Through his artistic practice, Cha has been telling stories about the contemporaries who accumulate discordance they feel in the real world in an unresolvable storage of the online. Virus of Timeline, Timeline of Virus is an expansion of a work with the same title presented in another exhibition in 2014. Delving into the communication
structure of dominant social network services, the work operates upon an open account on a social network service of which an ID and password are publicized to everyone. Watching a timeline* created by multiple individuals, which excludes the historical and social membership such as nationality, corporation, or school, viewers are invited to encounter the new individual that will born out of sharing and dissemination.
* Timeline: A list of entries on social network services (e.g. Twitter and Facebook), which displays entries made by a user and his/her friends in chronological order.