Klifhanger – art exhibition

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Origin of Klifhanger

Klifhanger (Cliff hanger) was founded in 2007 by analogy with the chambres d'ami (s) in Ghent; on a weekend a route along all kinds of artworks in a series of living rooms. Klifhanger also started indoors, but soon changed into an open-air manifestation, due to the need to allow Klifhanger (much) to take longer than a weekend. And you do not even want the people to want to have "floor-to-wall" visitors for a month.


The cliff on which Den Hoorn is built is a bush of keileem, left in the Ice Age by glaciers. That 'void' keile bomb determines the coastline of our country. Look at the map and you'll see a 'nod' to the east in Texel's coastline. If the keileembult had not been there, the coast would run from Normandy about obliquely to Bremen. In other words, Amsterdam thinks its existence is on the cliff at Den Hoorn.

'Old work' Zwerfstien - Klifhanger 2011

'Old' work that has remained - Stroke of Leny van 't Noordende, 2011. The paths (Texels for stone) depict the origins of the south of Texel. The strip on the stone tells this history of the southern part of Texel.

History Facts 140,000 BC to 1985

140,000 BC Gletschers retreat, hills of keyless and debris remain behind 120,000 New ice age, sandstorms lay low sand on keyless hills. Temperature increases. Visit of reindeer hunters, collectors of vegetable food. 4100 Cardigan coastline (with current coastline in dotted line) 1500 First occupation in the south of Texel at the Vinkenterp 800 More permanent occupation 400 - 100 Inlet of Ente arises (from the West to the Cocksdorp) 10 - 300 AD Roman times 500 - 700 Map of coastline shows the importance of Wambinghe (the West). After Roman times, poverty in Europe: emigration to England. 690 Willibrord Christmas Wambinghe 850 Wambinghe Church destroyed by the Vikings 1100 Higher temperature: construction of dikes 1170 Allerheil influences: breakthrough Marsdiep, beginning of dune formation 1200 iron ore (marsh iron) 1350 The origin of Den Hoorn (Horn means surrounded by water on three sides), with fishing, shipment of goods, pilots etc. 1398 The Horn devastated by Frisian Kapers, the origin of twin town Den Hoorn / Clijf 1514 'Allies' and wild rabbits go at the expense of agriculture 1572 Map of Den Hoorn and the West. The West settles, Bay Borrekamer (located now in the Bollekamer) is no longer at sea, they are both abandoned. Walking sandbanks adhere to the south side so that the dune area Pompevlak and Grootvlak arises. Shipping is important. 1615 Lighthouse in Petten, where fire burns 'from the dark evening to the morning', bins for East Indies, whalers, pilots, fishermen, etc. 1604 The plague breaks out. 1708 Overal grazing is abolished, commencing construction of sheep fines. The Horn with mill, pilot houses, church and rhymes. 1730 Paalworm poses a danger to coastal defense. First spooners arrive. 1795 The Spinhuis is founded as a workforce, employees wear a V as a mark on the shoulder 1795 - 1810 French time 1900 Gold time for jutters 1913 Establishment of dairy factory 'The Enterprise' 1920 Removal of the Spinhuis. The Horn gets electricity 1917 Marinevliegkamp 'De Mok' is being built. Flower bulking begins. Tourism is underway. 1985 Duinafslag, beach pavilion Paal 9 falls almost in the sea.

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