Sir Raja III
Sir Raja III is the third in a series of works that explores a character that Chopra plays. The tableaux in which he places himself are constructed as performances for live audiences and are filmed. The work does not refer to any particular moment in history, or overtly state the place Sir Raja lives in. The story around him is woven through and is a dramatization of personal memory, old family photographs, an ancestral home, and endless stories of the family. The theatrics of posing for portraiture, particularly in painting and early photography, have also inspired this work. Posing for staged performances and film allows Chopra to blur the lines between photography, painting, and theatre.