In life, gender and identity are performed, while in theatre, breaking through the 4th wall is to directly address one's audience—The4thwall is my attempt to enquire beyond the performativity of self.


The 4thwall is a collection of Fareed Kaviani's journalistic and academic writing. He has a B.A (first class hons.) in politics and sociology and an M.A in literature and communication. Fareed 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, The Creators Project, and Dazed. He is a regular contributor to Things & Ink, an online tattoo culture blog, and Inked Magazine, Australasia's largest tattoo publication. He was also a contributing writer to the book Forever More: The New Tattoo. He has also appeared on ABC radio to discuss contemporary tattoo.

He is always looking for new and interesting subjects to write about or academic research collaborations. He is also available for media requests as an expert in his field, namely, the sociology of tattoo and body modification.

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