'Momentary Vitality: The Paradox of Inanimacy' explores the dying motions of a plethora of plants representative of the evolutionary history of the plant kingdom. Through vivid colours and spellbinding dance-like movements the marvelous story of life is told paradoxically as we see it being extinguished. Through the beauty of each plant's bizarre form a unique snippet of evolutionary history is shared with us. Through seeing the iridescent vein patterns of the common houseplant Amaryllis (2:38) we are reminded that ordinary aspects of our everyday lives contain the seeds of the extraordinary. By observing the unique paintings that clubmosses effortlessly create as they disperse their spores (4:32) we are taken back 350 million years ago to the Carboniferous period when now-extinct relatives of the clubmosses formed forests which fell to produce our modern coal deposits. The deep beauty of the many different plants in the film is woven together with the music of Sigur Rós.