In late 2002, I developed a stage show for the event market called “Illusions of the Mind”. It was a full mentalism or psychological illusion show and what made it different was my mix of visual mental magic with traditional mentalism effects. Purists would dub this as a ‘Mental Magic’ show, as opposed to a pure mentalism show.
I felt the mix was very important to hold and capture the audience’s attention. Especially in an event setting in Asia, where not everyone may understand English well. Mentalism is all about communication, especially verbal communication. And, honestly, I have seen quite a number of pure mentalism shows (by well-known mentalists) but felt it was just too dry, at least for me.
Here is the visual created for the show at that time:
One of the routines I created was an integrated object-moving or psychokinetic routine. I wanted a build up and motivation for the routine and the result is the following routine. In this version, I’m performing on the ‘street’ or rather in the mall which is an atypical setting for this type of routine. We got access to Paragon which is one of Singapore’s most high-end retail malls with many expensive branded stores having their flagship store in the mall. It was only through SPH MBO that we managed to secure this location for the shoot.
Enjoy it on YouTube here or watch it below: