What a fun thing to try, Art!
This is a bit of an art, but you probably would need some sort of active adapter with Thunderbolt, not merely USB-C.
The letter after the word “USB” means only the shape of the connector. What runs over it is more complicated. There are USB-C connectors and cables and adapters that can carry just USB signals, while others can carry the HDMI signal over Thunderbolt.
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