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date: 10 July 2020

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Technological objects which materialize the permanent emergence of the new and define one of the manifestations of present-day screendance need to be revalued in terms of aesthetic approach. Considering as a starting point Immanuel Kant’s opposition to any standards of taste—that is to say to any criteria of beauty considered as an objective foundation for the aesthetic appreciation—the chapter examines the notion of aesthetic behavior, which involves rediscovering the question of the pleasure connected with the reception of the work of art, as well as the notion of the aesthetic object as a substitute for a work of art, thus judging art in terms of strength and not institutional acceptability. Examining aspects of the piece such as the body, the movement of the camera, and the place of the narrative and fiction, the chapter then inquires into the resulting status of the aesthetic experience.

Keywords: screendance, Immanuel Kant, aesthetic behavior, aesthetic object, camera movement, narrative, fiction, aesthetic experience

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