pfft: an evastars retrospective

Rachel Simone Weil
Presented in partnership with Museum of Human Achievement

Approaching the 20th anniversary of evastars’ “pixel friends” series, the original members of evastars have partnered with the Welcome to my Homepage Digital Residency Program and digital preservationist Rachel Simone Weil of FEMICOM Museum to produce pfft: an evastars retrospective. This retrospective project includes an official remaster of selected works from the pixel friends series, interviews, an illustrated glossary full of y2k web history, plus collectible “pffts” on CD-R and throw-back merch. Join us in celebration of this influential all-girl net art collective!

evastars was a formative voice in the underground pixel-art subculture led by teenage webmistresses of the early 2000s. They used self-taught skills to build countercultural, DIY-minded communities around creating and trading pixels (pixel-art collectibles and other graphic assets). While evastars never enjoyed mainstream popularity, their influence can be seen today in chipmusic, cybertwee, demoscene, retrogaming, open-source software, kawaii goth, and arguably even the contemporary nft art trend. Evastars has taken a decidedly anti-nft stance in recent years, exemplified in their terse retort: “nft? pfft!”

pfft: an evastars retrospective

The Museum of Human Achievement Wheelchair Accessible
916 Springdale Rd Austin, TX 78702

This exhibit is free and open to the public, no reservation required.

Open 7-9pm

  • April 15, 2023 7:00 pm