During the 1960s, the art environment was more open to ideas from the international art scene. A form of socially engaged art that made use of everyday objects and industrially produced materials followed in the wake of international pop art.
Soot Kløvig’s work became a concrete expression of thoughts that were becoming increasingly pervasive — thoughts that materials and processes in themselves could be expressive. In her sculptures from that period, we can see a break with tradition in terms of both her choice of materials and style.
It was the expressive potential of the materials that was important to her. By connecting her art to the contemporary situation and gradually and consciously using it as a contribution to the public debate, she became part of the general radicalisation that was taking place in the art world.