In life, gender and identity are performed, while in theatre, breaking through the 4th wall is to directly address one's audience— is my attempt to enquire beyond the performativity of self.

The 4thwall is a collection of Fareed Kaviani's published work. Fareed has a B.A (first class hons.) in politics and sociology and an M.A in literature and communication. He is currently undertaking a sociology and behavioural science doctorate at Monash University's Behaviour Works.

Fareed has been published in a range of international and national print and digital publications including The Guardian, Modern FarmerVICEThe Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Skin Deep, and Dazed & Confused Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Things & Ink, an online tattoo culture blog, and Inked Magazine, Australasia's largest tattoo publication. 

His handsy project, Thing Gallery, is an online gallery of tattooed silicone hands and supplier of silicone products. Here's a recent VICE interview. 

In 2016 he curated Beware of the Thing, a charity exhibition showcasing tattooed silicone hands and sheets from artists across the globe and throughout Australia. He raised funds for SafeSteps and WIRE, two Melbourne based organisations dedicated to providing support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. 

Fareed is always looking for stories / collaborations. You can contact him at