The sun has set, it’s dark, the city is sleeping. But in the gardens of a church in the city centre, its spirit suddenly re-emerges. A skeleton as old as the streets and buildings surrounding it; an ancestral creature whose fate is to perform a solitary dance of memories until dawn. NIGHT-TIME IN MILAN is the first volume in the LANDS OF WATER series edited by the òbelo studio (Claude Marzotto and Maia Sambonet). Launched in collaboration with the Federica Galli Foundation, the series explores the work of the Milanese artist (1932–2009), bringing it into dialogue with various contemporary authors in a series of multi-voice tales. On the pages of NIGHT-TIME IN MILAN, Galli’s meticulously engraved landscapes serve as the backdrop to a dark fairy-tale written by Simone Mosca. The skeleton’s restless soul wanders on a set where there is no sign of humanity in any shot, but evoked by the urban landscape, is revealed in the details without ever actually appearing. Sarah Mazzetti illustrates the nocturnal charade, giving material form to the protagonist of the story who, in a sophisticated graphic interplay of transparencies and superimpositions, inhabits and traverses Galli’s work, and is conjured as the reader turns one page after another.