Alexandra Sukhareva is an artist based in Moscow, who through her complex installations investigates the phenomenology of objects and processes, notions of memory and experience. Co-published by Mousse Publishing and V-A-C press, her artist’s book “Witness” documents a series of experiments and observations in which the categorical subjectivity of the art object emerges. The artist calls it the object-incident: an autonomous and discrete situation into which objects are inducted by various processes and transformations. Sukhareva arranged her works within the space of an abandoned mansion in Grebnevo, near Moscow—previously an estate of Prince D.T. Trubetskoy, a residence of Russian Rosicrucians, a vitriol factory, a sanatorium, communal housing, an historic and cultural center—surveying the direct and collateral processes around them. Abandoned in 1991, the place is now sporadically visited by romantics and pragmatists, subcultural communities and architectural activists, alchemists and skinheads, strollers and vagabonds—the witnesses who contribute to the creation of the object-incident.