It all started five years ago, when Christopher Olszewski (also known as The Bishop Rustbelt Messiah), purchased a very unwell 1998 Cadillac DeVille. The vehicle had an expensive motor repair and was headed to the salvage yard. Christopher loves Cadillacs, is a board-certified low budget mystic and with his magical powers, brought the vehicle back from the brink of death.
Since 2016, Christopher has been producing a variety of socially engaged creative projects using the vehicle as a mobile vessel for concepts, beliefs, opinions and theories. In his current creative project "The Rustbelt Mobile Exchange Center", Christopher tries to combat the years of negative public relations, cast a positive promotion of the region, rediscover the rich history and document the spirited people of the American Rustbelt.
Christopher aka The Bishop Rustbelt Messiah and his crew will perform in The Rustbelt Mobile Cultural Exchange Center from the trunk of his 1998 Cadillac Deville. It is a NASCAR/Pit stop/guerrilla style performance along 14th street in NYC. Conducting a series of quick stops in open spaces, interacting with the public and displaying the breathtaking and richly designed Alter dedicated to the wonders of the American Rustbelt.
Here’s how it going to work: