Gabbata (Gabbaqa) of Aramaic origin, means high place, a platform.
In the Greek language, according to the Syrian version that translates it, it was called Litostroto: where that pavement was laid.
“Gabbatha” indicates the usual place where Pilate had his judicial seat. Indicates the place where the “wash hands” took place. Gabbatha represents the place where humankind has decided to “not make a choice”, has decided not to take a responsibility, where humanity has decided to turn its head.
There is a poison in this time and this society, there is a crazy pace that pushes to isolation, to turn our heads to the great challenges that this time makes us, pushes us to turn our head to requests for help, to the weak . A poison that drives us to vote our heads for our greatness. This poison is called fear.
Gabbatha is an investigation of this fear, of our inability to be close each others, to take care of our responsibilities. Gabbatha investigates our inability to recognize the moment we live. Investigates our inability to recognize pain, confusing the pain of childbirth with that of death.
The show investigates the possibility inherent in this situation above all from the point of view of the role that perform beauty and art, called to return to produce powerful actions, actions of light, prophetic actions. Actions that defeat this fear and make us recognize this time as a gestation, like a new birth.
Beauty and art must live this age, be responsible for it, knowing that this era will not lead to death, but to a new birth.
Beauty and art must have a deep love for this process of gestation, a penetrating look at this time of crisis.
This time is therefore our personal Gabbatha, the one in which to decide whether to open the future facing this new birth, or to turn to the mystery of life as a new Pilate.