Troika’s series of tapestries ‘A Labyrinth of a straight line’ operate on the certainty of algorithmic data. The work takes its starting point from a recursive algorithm which is commonly used to search and navigate large amounts of data — a computing process which Troika have translated and reenacted on a human scale. Rendered in copper tape typically used in electronics for conductive circuits, as the algorithm traverses the expanse of canvas it manifests as a maze. Its path can be traced as one single, continuous line which closes into an infinite loop. The maze structure, an ancient signification of confusion and uncertainty, choice and resolution, was here created by following simple algorithmic rules. In ‘A Labyrinth of a straight line’ the repetition of these rules results in an increasing absence of complexity, stripping the maze of its original symbolism.