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Alioune THIAM is a Senegalese filmmaker and artist born in Kaolack in 1993. He specializes in video-mapping and is interested in the way a culture can crystallize through images and sounds. Alioune Thiam is a Senegalese filmmaker and artist born in Kaolack in 1993 and living in Dakar. He has worked as a computer graphics and motion designer. He reflects on the creative scope of digital technology, and the impact it can have on the visual arts in particular. With Alliance France in Kaolack, his hometown, he took part in two projects: the "CREA'MAPP", a video mapping workshop where he trained young people from his region in the technique, and the "MAPP'EXPO", a digital exhibition he presented for a week. During his six-week residency at Noirlac Abbey in 2018, he developed a video-mapping project especially for the venue entitled "Un son, une identité". Through his art, he wanted to showcase Senegalese culture, crossing musical, religious, African and Gregorian traditions in an audiovisual creation adapted to the abbey's architecture. This deeply immersive and interactive work highlights the way in which auditory perception can inform identity and community belonging. Translated with (free version)