Swab talks with Pep Gatell

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab ” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we meet Pep Gatell, artistic director and founder of La Fura dels Baus, one of the most innovative theatrical groups of the international scene, known for its inmersive and interdisciplinary experiences.

I am Pep Gatell. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?


Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?

Yes, I’m inspired by the interventions between the Gothic and the dhub, and by how in such a small space you can take a walk through history, always with the sea present, which invites you to go out and travel.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?


A place in the city that connects you with art?

The Barcelona cable car towers.

A message to young creatives?

Learn from your mistakes, accidents and disasters, rather than from your achievements and awards.