“Amazon.com has never had any earnings” Jeff Bezos

24th June 2022

The final blog post for our 40th anniversary is an interview with Jeff Bezos circa 1998. This is the first time we've made this clip available and it's a fascinating glimpse of when Amazon was 'just' a bookshop but also more

Basquiat and Warhol

21st June 2022

Continuing our series of key moments in Illuminations’ history, we are sharing our famous clip of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol together with their collaborative paintings at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York in 1985. It was filmed as part more

Exit Emin Stage Right

17th June 2022

In 1997 Illuminations produced the live show, Is Painting Dead? Chaired by Tim Marlow, it featured Norman Rosenthal, Tracey Emin, Matthew Collings, Richard Cork, Jane Harris, Waldemar Januszczak, Martin Maloney, and Roger Scruton to discuss the titular question.The show itself more

Happy Anniversary to us!

15th June 2022

John Wyver writes: Remarkably, Illuminations was incorporated forty years ago today, 15 June 1982. Which makes this our Ruby anniversary. Five months before Channel 4 went on air, co-founder Geoff Dunlop and I bought the defunct Chromeland more

Ukraine links

6th March 2022

John Wyver writes: To compile the usual Sunday list of links to articles and videos concerned with film, art, performance and writing, seasoned with a sliver or two of politics, seems somehow a touch pointless, even tasteless, given the current more

Sunday links

27th February 2022

John Wyver writes: I've spent so much of the past few days reading and listening to informed and important analysis of the dreadful events in Ukraine, and of course I could have filled today's selections with many of those links. more

Sunday links

20th February 2022

John Wyver writes: welcome to another collection of articles that have engaged and interested me over the past week, starting off with three very different but highly recommended articles about aspects of cinema. • The weirdness of more

Sunday links

13th February 2022

John Wyver writes: our break in Northumberland was glorious - thanks for asking - and I'm returning now with today's list of recommended reading, listening and viewing. • In Our Time - Walter Benjamin: let us now more