Stefa Govaart

My soul/ is consumed with/ longing/ at all times

"My soul is consumed with longing/ for your ordinances at all times." Verse 20 of Psalm 119 of the Judeo-Christian Bible draws together the psychic life of rule, body and capital. In a 30-minute dedication to syntax and grammar written by Stefa Govaart, performer Lydia McGlinchey enacts the fracturing of lines––verse 20 in particular––to expose 1) that longing is done to you whether you want it or not, and 2) that language is a longing.