I’ve been exploring direct, or cameraless, animation for several years, independently, and as part of Crackpot Crafters, the ad hoc group that Olympia-based artist Devon Damonte founded. This video produced by Crafter Jason Gutz, is a great introduction to both the group and the process:

And this piece, also by Jason Gutz, documents an early projection performance staged by Crackpot Crafters in 2014 at the old Northern venue in Olympia: