A Symbiosis audience participant dressed up as an animal in front of a 25-foot climbable art sculpture in the shape of a coyote. It wasn't unusual over the weekend to see someone dressed up in odd costumes.
Symbiosis also strives to incorporate a First Nations element. One of the festival's partners, Kevin KoChen, explained to Rolling Stone, "In a sense, the world has become very fragmented. People get categorized by nation, creed, color of skin, language, etc. What we all have in common is that everyone in the world was at one point indigenous."