The Portrait of Jessica project questions the formation of the identity of girls born during the 1990's. The character of Jessica is a synthetic representation of those girls who are now women. They share the same needs, the same fears, the same obsessions. Jessica wanted to be "not like other girls", and then felt isolated. Jessica was conditioned to care about her appearance as her principal quality. She repeated meticulously the same beauty rituals until she touched perfection, without ever being satisfied with the result. Jessica looked at other women in music videos on tv, in fashion magazines, in beauty tutorials on YouTube as soon as they appeared. She even looked at other Jessicas on social medias. She met competition on OutaouaisWeb, then on MySpace, then on Facebook, and then on Instagram. Jessica compared herself with these women and lost every time. Was Jessica looking at these women, or were these women looking at her? What was the impact of this gaze game the formation of Jessica's identity? What roles did the medias and education systems play on this formation of identity?
These artworks were presented at Université du Québec en Outaouais for the graduation show Transitions, in April of 2016.
Portrait of Jessica also included two video installations.