Finding the hidden object is a staple of many mentalists’ repertoires, with this method Alex has taken the classic ‘finding the hidden object’ plot made popular by Max Maven’s Kurotsuke and applied his trademark lo-fi thinking.
A button, or any object at all, is hidden among four participants. Despite a seemingly fair and random mixing procedure (that seems to make the Mentalists job even more difficult), the Mentalist is able to element each participant one-by-one until the Mentalist finds the object.
No electronics. No gimmicks. No velvet bags!
The necessary steps in the procedure are hidden and motivated by Alexander’s clever staging and use of words, making this an impromptu showpiece suitable for stage, parlour, and close-up.