During the Easter period of 2014, artist-run project space de Gym — initiated by Karina Bakx, Wabbesch and Alban Karsten — reconstructed into an Egg restaurant.
The restaurant produced egg-only dishes from the eggs laid by the two hens in their poultry run (Chicken Tube). The main course contained mostly egg balls; a notorious dish in the North of the Netherlands and an unexplored delight outside thereof.
The Egg restaurant was an investigation into the hypothesis whether a space can function as a “credibility prop”; a perversion of the original concept of the credibility prop founded by Jeff Chapman, where a device, object or uniform is used as a tool to be convincing within a role one (unofficially) takes on.
The visitors became an active part of the installation, in their new role as restaurant customers.
After 3 days the restaurant closed permanently.