El Segundo. The Second. Two. The story of El Segundo is a story of a two-part city. One part is a small, quiet town similar to many in America. The other part is comprised of major industries pivotal to American development. Both got their start here 100 years ago. Together, they link past to present to future, telling a larger story of our nation's progress and its people. Time Gates are devices that allow the past to occupy the present. They consist of ephemeral objects and images allowed to repopulate the space of the city. Each object tells a story. This two-part town reflects the history of a nation, one that is rarely told, but that was never more pertinent to tell than now at a time when our country is facing massive change in major industries, is choosing new directions and is forging forth, as only America can, into the future. Exhibited here are examples and mockups of items that might become Time Gates. Such items will be replicated in durable materials for installations throughout the city where they might have been found in their day. A newspaper may be blown into a corner on the day the Red Crown Gasoline Baseball Team won their league championship. A poster selling real estate in "Payroll City" may once again hang on a wall. A few stray Hot Wheels cars may be "accidentally" left beside a playground. Perhaps the neon sign of Patmar's drive-in may glow once again. While each Time Gate tells its own story, the project as a whole makes no argument, nor does it take a point of view. Rather, its aim is to leave residents and visitors space to ponder, to discover, and to enjoy. When you sit on a city bench, and find there a key from an airport hotel long past, for that moment you are in that time, a time when motel rooms had keys that were left behind on benches and sent back in the mail. Who left that key behind? Where did they fly to? And how did this key that is a Gate get you there?