The pliable line is bendable, flexible, loopable; it is indeterminate. However, once the line loops upon itself, interconnected associations yield determinacy at the scale of the pattern. The pattern can be understood as a code, or set of operations, which program the path of the line—each loop representing one bit of data. The code operates between the micro and the macro or the idiosyncrasy of a loop and the totality of its formal composition. . . .